Cindy Sanyu, president of the Uganda Musicians Association (UMA), has advised other musicians to be appreciative for the small amount of money provided by the Uganda Performance Rights Society (UPRS).
Various musicians have posted screenshots of the money they received from UPRS.
Karole Kasita received UGX21k, Spice Diana received approximately 100k, and Angella Katatumba received approximately 300k.
They’ve all complained about the money, claiming it’s not worth it after all the years they’ve spent singing.
Cindy Sanyu, one of the musicians’ organizers, addressed the criticisms, saying that musicians should be grateful.
According to Cindy Sanyu, there wasn’t any money from UPRS before. Even the little they have got is just the power of UMA.
She said personally she hasn’t received any money but she is hoping for some. If it is little she will be very greatful because next time it might be much more.
“Some artists got money from UPRS, I haven’t received any money. I would say congratulations to UPRS because they at least remembered that they have to pay us our money. We need to be grateful for the amount received and maybe expect more next time”–Cindy Sanyu said.
It should be noted that Cindy Sanyu has been the president of musicians for about four years now.
She refused to give up on leadership yet King Saha was interested and ready to take it on in 2021.